Hymnus ad Astra (Score and Parts)

This 5 1/2 minute Grade 4 chorale was composed by Australian composer Harry Sdraulig and commissioned by Maestros With A Mission's own Matt Klohs. It explores harmonic movement with serene melodic lines interspersed with movement from soloistic motifs. This chorale is ideal for a Community Band or High School Band while having the harmonic complexity to hold its own with a program of advanced repertoire for elite level ensembles. Harry Sdraulig is an emerging Australian composer for Wind Band and Maestros With A Mission are proud to have him writing works for this genre. We anticipate his career as a portfolio composer will grow and continue to develop and we are thrilled to be able to work with Harry to spread the word about his artistry and creativity.

Instrumentation: Picc, Fl 1 2, Ob 1 2, Cl 1 2 3, Bs Cl, A sx 1 2, T sx, B sx, Bsn 1 2, Tpt 1 2 3, F H 1 2 3 4, Tbn 1 2, B Tbn, Tba, Timp, Perc.